The American chamber of Commerce spoke about the complaints in connection with sanctions

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The American chamber of Commerce in Russia (AmCham) has received many complaints in connection with the U.S. sanctions against Russia, introduced in early April, companies try to understand the situation, told RIA Novosti the head of the AmCham Alexis Rodzianko.

In early April, the U.S. imposed new sanctions against Russia. In the sanctions list included a number of major Russian businessmen and companies controlled by them, in particular, Oleg Deripaska and under control to it En+ Group, GAZ group, Basic element and RUSAL, Viktor Vekselberg and Renova group, and Suleiman Kerimov, Kirill Shamalov, the head of «Gazprom» Alexey Miller, the head of VTB Andrey Kostin.

«Yes, a lot (of applications. — Approx. ed.). The members of the house we have En+, we have themselves questions. Many companies are now looking at these issues. There is some time given to bring the work into compliance with the sanctions, while we only understand,» said Rodzianko.

«I’m personally not very happy, and I think that companies are dissatisfied. But none of us particularly asks not to worry as we pleased. Of course, this is more politics. A loud, very visible signal», — continued the interlocutor of the Agency.

Add in the sanctions list means the blocking of assets in the United States and a ban on any business with these companies for American citizens, including any transactions with debt and equity instruments. In accordance with the requirements of the U.S. Treasury, American citizens or legal persons have until 7 may to transfer debt, capital and other assets of En+ Group, RUSAL and the GAZ group entities outside of U.S. jurisdiction.

«What I heard: on one hand, there is a prohibition to hold securities of companies, on the other hand, the prohibition to sell these securities, therefore, one who holds, is in a frozen state with these positions. Perhaps not fully thought through this mechanism, because they put people in such a situation. This is usually not done on purpose, rather in a hurry. We are trying to get to the end,» commented Rodzianko.

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